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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Nov 19, 2012 9:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dylan camp fire

Thanks for linking some wonderful Bob performances LIA,I'm not to familiar with his YouTube catalog which can be daunting to decipher with all the folks in their bedrooms doing cover versions and his legal team having the videos taken down regularly I gave up.I always had a soft spot for that Prague Simple Twist.

He does have a penchant for wildly rearranging his songs to varying degrees of success,but that's what keeps it interesting for all these years.People who haven't invested a good deal of time listening to his live output really have no idea what Bob Dylan's music is about.

In case this one got by you it is as heartfelt a vocal as I've heard him sing.When He Returns starts at about 5:15 into video,crazed cultist lyrics aside it is an impassioned effort.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTpZHU0KRpI

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Nov 19, 2012 10:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dylan camp fire

Yes, that's another famous show since it's long circulated on SBD and as a video, so it's perhaps the most accessible of his 'gospel shows.' When He Returns is a beautiful song.

It is a shame that Dylan's team keeps yanking youtube videos so they have to be disguised (hence hard to find). I find Dylan's animosity towards "bootleggers" far more upsetting than his religious preoccupations. His released output is just a sliver of what he could do.

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Nov 20, 2012 9:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dylan camp fire

I did not realize that was such a famous show,having been a fairly avid Dylan bootleg collector since the early 80's I don't believe I came in contact with that show until the mid to late 90's.
I understand his aversion to bootleggers since early in his career his music was
being sold not just traded around amongst his fans, but I find his religious preoccupations very disturbing.

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Nov 20, 2012 12:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dylan camp fire

Maybe since I only started collecting in the mid-'90s I just assumed it had been out longer.
His religious beliefs at least only affected the music for a few years, a small patch in his long career. On the other hand, his unwillingness to release many outtakes or live shows over the years, and his hostility towards people sharing these outtakes or live shows, has been a long-lasting affront to fans. Though I can see how he was pissed by so much stuff appearing on bootleg that he would rather have kept hidden away.
His website did feature live show samplings for a few years, though.

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Nov 20, 2012 1:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dylan camp fire

That show very well might have been circulating and famous for a number of years before I stumbled across it,I just remember sharing it with a few of my equally zealous Dylan listener friends and none of them had heard it either.While I like some of the material from his religious phase I also didn't go out of my way to collect music from that period so for all I know it could have been well known.

He has always reflected some religious perspectives in his lyrics with a more militant run from 79'-81',it's not so much how it affected the music as it was disturbing he would align himself with the religious community,something I vehemently oppose.

I said I understood his dislike for bootlegging his music,but I certainly don't agree with the fervor he applies to squashing his fans ability to listen to and share what is available.